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CANADA’S SMNT USES OVERTIME TO TAKE DOWN UKRAINE, 80-75

By July 25, 2014September 23rd, 2016No Comments

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(Toronto, Ont.) – In the second game of the Canada Basketball Men’s National Team, Canada beat Ukraine in overtime, 80-75, in Murska Sobota, Slovenia.

“We played very good D for 38 minutes and even though our offence struggled, our D gave us the lead,” said head coach Jay Triano. “To be successful in the future, we need to be sound on D like we were today.”

The starting line-up for Canada was Cory Joseph, Phil Scrubb, Melvin Ejim, Andrew Nicholson and Dwight Powell.

Kelly Olynyk (Kamloops, B.C.) paced the team in scoring, finishing with 18 points and eight rebounds. (Full roster: http://www.basketball.ca/-canada-basketball-2014-men-s-national-team-roster-announced-p156657)

Kyryl Natyazkho who scored 14 points and snagged ten rebounds led Ukraine.

Canada shot 49 per cent on two-point field goal attempts and 29 per cent from beyond the arc. Ukraine only mustered a 21 per cent mark from beyond the arc, including a 1-10 shooting stretch in the first half.

The next game for Canada is against Georgia on July 26. Canada will look to move to 2-1 on their European exhibition tour.

A full schedule of the tour can be found here: http://www.basketball.ca/full-european-schedule-for-canada-basketball-men-s-national-team-p156673

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Courtesy of Canada Basketball

Drew Ebanks

Drew Ebanks

Drew Ebanks

Often referred to as Mr. Canada Basketball, Ebanks has been an integral innovator and personality in both amateur and professional basketball. With a High Honours Diploma in Radio & Television Broadcasting (Seneca College) and experience in the financial services industry, Ebanks’ diverse educational background and work experience has allowed him to maximize On Point’s potential in becoming a leading basketball media, promotional and lifestyle brand.

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